|Talk about insulin - Wellcome Library|
Dr Liston interviews two specialists of the day Prof. Charles H. Best of Toronto and Dr. R. D. Lawrence of London. Prof. Best discovered insulin alongside Dr. Frederick Banting, and Dr. Lawrence was one of the first diabetics to receive insulin. He went on to research diabetes and insulin in his medical career. 2 segments.
Keywords: Diabetes; Medicine -- History; Insulin; Medical sciences; Diabetes; Medicine -- History; Insulin; Doctors
|Technique of intravenous injection of Stabilarsan - Wellcome Library|
Intravenous injection given with patient recumbent. Demonstration of type of syringe used - equipment on trolley and examination of ampoule of Stabilarsan and injection of patient. 2 segments.
Keywords: Injections; Arsphenamine; Medical sciences; Injections; Arsphenamine; Nurses. Medical students
|Technique of taking blood specimen for serological test - Wellcome Library|
Shows the preparation of the syringe exclusion of spirit or antiseptic. A fully equipped trolley is displayed. The position of the patient and the preparation of the arm are highlighted. 1 segment.
Keywords: Hematology; Serologic Tests; Blood; Medical sciences; Hematology; Serologic Tests; Blood; Medical students. Nurses
|Technique of the radical abdomino-perineal (Miles's) operation - Wellcome Library|
A step by step account and full surgical demonstration of the abdomino-perineal technique pioneered by W. E. Miles. The intertitles provide very technical and detailed explanations of the steps of the procedure that results in a cancerous tumour being removed. 6 segments.
Keywords: Rectal Neoplasms; Colorectal Surgery; Rectum; Surgery; Medical sciences; Rectal Neoplasms; Colorectal Surgery; Rectum; Surgeons
|Tests of vestibular function - Wellcome Library|
A simple demonstration which requires an accompanying lecture, helping to explain the vestibular system (to do with sense of balance) of the cochlea and labyrinth of the inner ear. Innervation of ocular muscle. Demonstration of horizontal and perpendicular nystagmus. Effects of caloric test, rotation test, falling test. 3 segments.
Keywords: Ophthalmology; Vestibule, Labyrinth; Nystagmus, Pathologic; Ophthalmology; Ophthalmology; Vestibule, Labyrinth; Nystagmus, Pathologic; Medical students
|The Both mechanical respirator - Wellcome Library|
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Keywords: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history; Respiration, Artificial; Medical equipment; Respiratory systems; Medical treatment; Ventilators, Mechanical -- history; Respiration, Artificial; Medicine
|The carbon dioxide absorption technique No 4 - Wellcome Library|
A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This video explains the principles of the carbon dioxide absorption technique and demonstrates the two methods in use: single-phase absorption and closed-circuit or two-phase absorption. Firstly the principle of absorption is illustrated using diagrams. Next the equipment is shown being prepared a canister is shown...
Keywords: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division; Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit -- History; Anesthesia; Anesthesia -- history; Medical equipment; Respiratory systems; Medical treatment; Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit -- History; Anesthesia; Anesthesia -- history; Medicine
|The choice is ours - Wellcome Library|
This film addresses overpopulation in the Philipines and seeks to motivate public health and other government workers to re-inforce the benefits of reducing family sizes. Throughout there are scenes of impoverished urban life with the stress made on the pressure of finite resources whether health, education or quality of life. Finally, President Marcos outlines the challenge ahead which would involve tackling the Catholic church's explicit lack of support for contraception as well as the desire ...
Keywords: Family Planning Services; Contraception; Philippines; Medical Sciences; Public health; Philippines; Family Planning Services; Contraception; Public sector workers
|The development of endotracheal anaesthesia - Wellcome Library|
Sir Ivan Magill discusses endotracheal anaesthesia with Dr. Cyril Scurr. Sir Ivan describes why he decided to devote himself to anaesthetics and how he began to develop this particular technique. 2 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Anesthesia; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Anesthesia; Health care personnel
|The dissection of a mosquito for malaria parasite - Wellcome Library|
A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites. The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified, and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are detected...
Keywords: Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Dissection; Medical
|The eyes have it - Wellcome Library|
This film explains how the eye works and why it is important to keep eyes in good health, using animated illustrations of the human body. Everyday life can put a strain on eyesight. It is also promoting The National Eye Service, which provide eye examinations and spectacle prescriptions for a low cost. 1 segment.
Keywords: Optometry; Eye; Public Health; Eyesight; Public health; Optometry; Eye; Public Health; Medical
|The five - Wellcome Library|
This highly entertaining animated film begins as a young girl settles down into bed to sleep after coming home from a party. One of her feet protrudes from under the bed cover and the toes come alive and discuss how painful they are after being cramped into ill-fitting shoes all day. The toes show in a series of flash-backs how they have been maltreated, and a dream shows how they would like to be treated - feet measured, shoes fitted and lots of time spent out of shoes and stockings...
Keywords: Foot; Public health; Foot; Medical
|The Gambian case - Wellcome Library|
A dramatic historical reconstruction of the discovery in 1901 by Drs Michael Forde, a colonial medical officer at Bathurst in the Gambia, and Joseph Everett Dutton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) of trypanosome parasites in the blood of an Irish sailor suffering from the early stages of African sleeping sickness. This was the first time that trypanosomes had been detected in the blood of a European, and helped to dispel the belief that the disease only affected Africans...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Gambia; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Epidemiology; Medical Sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; History of medicine
|The human factor - Wellcome Library|
This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame...
Keywords: Accidents, Occupational; Health education; Medical sciences; Safety education; Occupational safety; Health services; Accidents, Occupational; Medical
Downloads: 1,380 (1 review)
|The jugular venous pulse - Wellcome Library|
This film shows how clinical observation and instrumental analysis of the wave forms characteristic of abnormal venous pulsation can assist in the differential diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities. A brief historical survey of Sir James Mackenzie's classic work on the venous pulse is followed by a short demonstration of the instrumental techniques used in the analysis of the wave form of the venous pulsation in the neck...
Keywords: Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency; Pulmonary Valve Stenosis; Mitral Valve Stenosis; Cardiology; Central Venous Pressure; Jugular Veins; Venous Pressure; Cardiovascular systems; Cardiovascular diseases; Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency; Pulmonary Valve Stenosis; Mitral Valve Stenosis; Cardiology; Central Venous Pressure; Jugular Veins; Venous Pressure; Medical
|The life cycle of the tsetse fly - Wellcome Library|
The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates...
Keywords: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical sciences; Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical
|The preparation of diphtheria antitoxin and prophylactics - Wellcome Library|
This film shows the stages in the process and testing of diphtheria antitoxin as it happened in 1945. Includes footage of laboratory work and work with horses in which the antibodies were produced as well as showing children receiving a diphtheria vaccination. 6 segments.
Keywords: Diphtheria; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Immunization; Diphtheria Antitoxin; Medical sciences; Pharmacology; Diphtheria; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Immunization; Diphtheria Antitoxin; Veterinary medicine
|The rash in Gambian sleeping sickness - Wellcome Library|
Professor F. Murgatroyd, formerly of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, presents two case-histories of patients exhibiting the rash symptomatic of Gambian trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. 1 segment.
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical diseases; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical medicine. Medical
|The romance of orthopaedic development - Wellcome Library|
Sir Henry (or Harry) Platt talks to Dr R. Prosper Liston, Chairman of the BMA Film Committee, about his career spanning orthopaedic and casualty surgery and reviews the progress made. 2 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Fractures -- history; Orthopedics; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Fractures -- history; Orthopedics; Doctors
|The signs and stages of anaesthesia No 1 - Wellcome Library|
A technical film (the first part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Most of the film looks at the theory of the stages of anaesthesia using Guedel's chart. This is laboriously annotated with animations to illustrate every reflex present in anaesthesia using the inhalation method. There are four stages of anaesthesia the third stage is when surgery can commence (this is in turn subdivided into planes)...
Keywords: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division; Anesthesia; Anesthesia -- history; Respiration; Medical equipment; Respiratory systems; Medical treatment; Anesthesia; Anesthesia -- history; Respiration; Medicine
Downloads: 2,226 (1 review)
|The sleep of death - Wellcome Library|
A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Gambia; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; History of Medicine
|The story of the Wellcome Foundation Ltd - Wellcome Library|
This film sets the origins and growth for the Wellcome Foundation Ltd. and the Wellcome Trust in the context of the life and work of Henry S. Wellcome (1853-1936). After briefly describing his early life and adventures, the foundation of Burroughs Wellcome and Co. in 1880, and Wellcome's decision to make Britain rather than the U.S. his permanent base, the film goes on to examine each of his three main areas of activity in more detail: (1) The worldwide commercial expansion of Burroughs Wellcome...
Keywords: Wellcome Foundation Ltd; Charities -- history; Medical sciences; Charities -- history; Medical
|The swirling safeguard : a study of insecticidal fogging techniques - Wellcome Library|
Shows the principles and practice of insecticidal fogging in urban settings in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Partly filmed in Abu Dhabi and Sudan. 2 segments.
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Parasitology; Insecticides; Pest Control; Tropical diseases; Medical sciences; Parasitology; Pest control; Pesticides; Tropical Medicine; Parasitology; Insecticides; Pest Control; Tropical medicine
|The uninvited guest : principles and practice of cattle tick control - Wellcome Library|
Describes the life-cycles of various economically important cattle ticks, and their control by dipping and spraying methods. Filmed in Africa, Australia, South America and the United Kingdom. 2 segments.
Keywords: Insecticides; Ticks -- in animals; Cattle; Pest control; Insecticides; Ticks -- in animals; Veterinary medicine
|The Wellcome Trust in Thailand : malaria, rabies and snakebite - Wellcome Library|
Portrays the work of the Wellcome Trust-supported clinical research unit for the study of severe malaria, rabies and snake-bite in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Shows clinical studies of intravenous quinine therapy in cases of severe malaria, the use of tissue culture in the production of rabies vaccine and the management of patients bitten by Malayan pit vipers...
Keywords: Snake Venoms; Tropical Medicine; Rabies; Quinine -- administration & dosage; Malaria -- drug therapy; Medical sciences; Snake Venoms; Tropical Medicine; Rabies; Quinine -- administration & dosage; Malaria -- drug therapy; Medical
|The Zululand mystery - Wellcome Library|
A historical reconstruction of Dr. (later Sir) David Bruce's discovery in 1894 that trypanosome parasites were responsible both for a severe outbreak of cattle wasting disease (ngana) and for the 'fly disease' which was killing the horses of European big game hunters in Zululand. Both conditions were due to infection by trypanosomes transmitted from local game animals to cattle and horses by the bite of the tsetse fly...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Medical sciences; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine
|Thoracoplasty : Part 1 - Wellcome Library|
First of two films recording a surgical thoracoplasty (the removal of ribs) to treat scoliosis. 3 segments.
Keywords: Thoracoplasty; Respiratory System; Scoliosis; Ribs -- surgery; Medical sciences; Surgery; Thoracoplasty; Respiratory System; Scoliosis; Ribs -- surgery; Surgeons
|Thoracoplasty : Part 2 - Wellcome Library|
The second of two films recording a surgical thoracoplasty (the removal of ribs) to treat scoliosis. 1 segment.
Keywords: Thoracoplasty; Respiratory System; Ribs -- surgery; Scoliosis; Surgery; Medical sciences; Thoracoplasty; Respiratory System; Ribs -- surgery; Scoliosis; Surgeons
|Todd Parker tucking operation - Wellcome Library|
Shows steps of the operation, which is a procedure to tighten or strengthen the eye muscle. Incision in Bulbar conjunctiva. Picking up and blunt dissection of tendon. Preparation of aponeurosis for better adhesion. Use of tucker. Suture with catgut. Closure of conjunctiva. Ends with a review of the operation. 2 segments.
Keywords: Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures; Eye; Conjunctiva; Ophthalmology; Eyesight; Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures; Eye; Conjunctiva; Surgeons. Ophthalmologists
|Toxemia in pregnancy - Wellcome Library|
A film narrated by a fictional mother and doctor about toxaemia in pregnancy. The doctor explains the symptoms and methods of care, and the types of women who are susceptible to toxaemia, including women who smoke 'too much'. Dietary advice is also given. 2 segments.
Keywords: Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnancy; Maternal and child health; Mothers; Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnant women
|Training for childbirth and after - Wellcome Library|
Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Birth; Pregnancy; Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Pregnant women
|Treatment of chronic ulcers of the leg - Wellcome Library|
A film showing the treatment of ulceration of leg veins by injection with sodium morrhuate and by skin grafting methods. The first part shows the injection of ulcerated leg veins with sodium morrhuate. Problems with using excessive dosage are shown with examples of necrosis. Injection into an exposed vein under anaesthetic is shown. The second part shows skin grafts being cut with stencil under local anaesthesia and the graft being inserted beneath the granulations of the ulcer...
Keywords: Dermatology; Surgery, Plastic; Leg; Ulcer -- therapy; Skin Transplantation; Varicose Veins; Medical sciences; Surgery; Dermatology; Surgery, Plastic; Leg; Ulcer -- therapy; Skin Transplantation; Varicose Veins; Surgeons
|Treatment of fractures of both bones of the leg - Wellcome Library|
Describes in detail the steps in reduction and fixation of closed fracture of the tibia and fibula. 2 segments.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Leg Bones; Leg Injuries -- therapy; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Leg Bones; Leg Injuries -- therapy; Doctors
Downloads: 181 (1 review)
|Treatment of pes cavus by surgery - Wellcome Library|
The stages of an operation on a case of pes cavus (highly arched foot) are shown. 3 segments.
Keywords: Orthopedics -- surgery; Foot Deformities; Foot -- surgery; Surgery; Medical sciences; Orthopedics -- surgery; Foot Deformities; Foot -- surgery; Surgeons
|Treatment of varicose veins and their complications - Wellcome Library|
Demonstrates methods of treating varicose conditions of the leg. Daily varicose vein clinic. Selection of cases for bandaging and/or ligature. Ligature of internal and external saphenous veins. Bandaging clinic. 7 segments.
Keywords: Varicose Veins; Cardiology; Human physiology; Medical sciences; Varicose Veins; Cardiology; Medical students
|Tsetse fly control - Wellcome Library|
One way of reducing the menace of African trypanosomiasis to both man and animals is to control the tsetse fly vector. This video describes a number of experiments in the use of odour- baited targets and traps and of insect pheromones and hormones to kill or sterilize tsetse flies in various parts of eastern and southern Africa. Filmed at the former Tsetse Research Laboratories, Langford, Bristol and Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Tsetse flies; Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine
|Tsetse fly off cuts - Wellcome Library|
This short film contains close-up extracts of the tsetse fly extracting blood from a human arm, as well as close-ups of the fly after the blood has been extracted. 1 segment.
Keywords: Tsetse Flies; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse flies; Tropical medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical Medicine; Tropical medicine
|Tuberculosis - Wellcome Library|
Gives simple diagrams of pathology of tuberculosis bacilli and shows school health examination, tuberlin testing, preparation of tuberculin, x-ray and treatment of suspected case. 3 segments.
Keywords: Respiratory System; Communicable Diseases; Tuberculosis; X-Rays; Medical sciences; Respiratory System; Communicable Diseases; Tuberculosis; X-Rays; Health care personnel
|Typical gaits and foot exercises - Wellcome Library|
This short film looks at the typical gaits of people with upper and lower neurone diseases and with flat feet. Therapeutic exercises are suggested to correct the problem. 2 segments.
Keywords: Gait Disorders, Neurologic; Cerebral Palsy; Orthopedics; Flatfoot; Hemiplegia; Athetosis; Medical Sciences; Gait Disorders, Neurologic; Cerebral Palsy; Orthopedics; Flatfoot; Hemiplegia; Athetosis; Medical